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U.S. teen pregnancy, birth and abortion rates hit record lows in 2010, report says

High school students laugh Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, during a humorous observation by Gov. Phil Bryant at the First Annual Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Summit in Jackson, Mississippi.

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Fewer teenagers are getting pregnant, having babies or seeking abortions, according to a new national report that says rates of all three are at historic lows.
The report by the Guttmacher Institute looks at 2010, the most recent year for which numbers are available. It says that there were 614,000 pregnancies among teenage females 15-19, or 57.4 per 1,000. That’s a 51 percent drop from the 1990 peak and a 15 percent decline from 2008.
The teen birthrate peaked in 1991 and has dropped 44 percent since that peak, from 61.8 births per 1,000 ...

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